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Kickstarter Tabletop Alert: Creature Codex: 5th Edition Monsters

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From Kobold Press, the creators of the Tome of Beasts, comes the Creature Codex for Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition. Demons, dragons, kobolds & undead galore are found in this fiendish folio, primed and ready to populate your campaigns and terrorize your players.

D&D fans all over are enjoying the current boom in content for the world’s favorite roleplaying game. From official content to that available on the DMs Guild there is a continual supply of material, and no small contributor to that supply are the folks at Kobold Press. Now they have launched a new Kickstarter that promises to deliver over 300 new monsters as well as the potential to submit your own original monster design.

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Kobold Press Creature Codex

Creature Codex will bring over 300 new monsters to 5th edition, including lotus golems, wasteland dragons, shadow goblins, and so much more. All Creature Codex Kickstarter backers can submit an original monster design for possible publication, while high-level backers can commission Kobold Press to design and illustrate their monster idea. In addition to the Creature Codex, this Kickstarter will fund the creation of monster pawns, encounter maps, and more!

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A Ghost Dragon and the fearsome Simurg, two of the 300 new monsters from the Creature Codex

Commission A Monster!

Who doesn’t want to have their own monster creation immortalized in a monster compendium for players all around the world to fight and experience? As part of the Kobold Press Kickstarter Commissions event, 10 backers will be offered the chance to commission a monster on a theme of their choosing. The resulting monster will end up in the book to be shared with the entire world of dungeon-crawlers and dragon-slayers!

Kickstarter information

The Kickstarter funded in just a few hours, which is no surprise considering the popularity and standard of Kobold Press’ previous content. But there is still time to make your pledge and help them to achieve their stretch goals. The campaign runs until the 5th January 2018.


Backing begins at $1, which allows you to submit a monster. Your submission must be 500 words or less, be a CR rating of 10 or lower, and must not violate anyone else’s copyright.

Pledge $20 and you receive the basic Creature Codex PDF.

For $45 you will receive the basic Creature Codex Hardcover, shipped anywhere in the world, and PDF.

Backing options continue all the way up to $1,750, which gives one backer the opportunity to play a game run by the Kobold Press team, the Creature Codex Vellum edition and Hardcover, a Monster Commission, a set of pawns, the PDF, Battle Maps, and so much more.

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You can read all the details of the Kobold Press Creature Codex Kickstarter campaign on their project page. There is a whole host of additional stretch goals, some already achieved, and the estimated delivery for the final project is August 2018.

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